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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing food. The fish of the day was delicious and the salmon was perfection. Great evening, friendly staff.

Thank Sedgers1
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'd admit I'm usually in here in the wee hours of the morning but on this occasion I came to eat. My friends and I had a good dinner - decent serving sizes, food came out in decent time, good view from our table, excellent...More

Thank Monique B
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your dinner Monique and many thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I go out to lunch for our birthdays this time we chose the thirsty whale. It was a very cold day and our table was booked near the big fire they had going . Well it was a welcome treat so cosy...More

Thank junegraced
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted you and your friends enjoyed your birthday lunch at the Thirsty junegraced it is nice by the fire on these cold days.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thirsty Whale is our go to when we are in Napier, the food is simple, bountiful and delicious. We like to sit facing out the harbour, as the sun goes down. The staff are friendly and welcoming, although they could do more to offer...More

Thank Roadtrippin7970
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoy visiting the Thirsty when in Napier Roadtrippin7970

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had left making booking quite late and everywhere we had gone to declined us or were full. The staff at Thirsty were happy to have us walk in with no booking although they looked pretty full already. The food was amazing but just as...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted your family enjoyed your dining experence at the Thirsty and thanks for your great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning spot for a meal, either lunch or dinnner on a glorious Bay day. Our lunch was delicious and the service was great. There is an excellent selection, and the prices match the food quality. Highly recommend.

Thank Chris E
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your lunch Chris and thanks for the great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to visit the Thirsty Whale , so did just that , although Rugby was on , and had not booked , we were immediately , informed that if given a few minutes , a table for Six would be made available , then showed...More

Thank grumps2_11
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Thirsty grumps2_11 thanks for the great review and hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was lovely and staff very helpful, giving recommendations without being intrusive. The atmosphere was warm and inviting on a winters evening - wonderful night, would definitely recommend

Thank Misscwillis
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit Misscwillis and thanks for the great review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Had lunch with family and will be going back again. Highly recommended.

Thank 12,301,965
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed lunch with your family and hope to see you back again soon 12301965 and thanks for your review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place and I do come here often, Sherre made our experience this time, new menu was really good,always busy and We will be back thanks again

Thank drinksonme79
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your regular visits drinksonme79 and hope to see you back again soon trying the new menu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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